Welcome to CIPR Northern Ireland
The CIPR is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. We stand for confidence and trust in the PR profession.

Membership Grades

Membership Grades within CIPR Northern Ireland


We have 6 member grades reflecting different levels of PR experience and qualifications. Before you apply to join or upgrade, take a look at the detailed entry criteria for each grade. In brief:

Working in PR and/or have a PR qualification?

  • Associate (ACIPR): up to 2 years of PR experience or the CIPR Advanced Certificate
  • Member (MCIPR): 2 years or more of PR experience or the CIPR Diploma
  • Fellow (FCIPR): by nomination only

Based outside the UK?

  • Global Affiliate: an online-only, non-professional membership grade. No membership certificate or designatory letters or logos but does include our online resources and free membership of the CIPR International group.
  • Or you can apply for Associate or Member grade if you meet the criteria.

Not working in PR but interested in the profession?

Affiliate grade will keep you informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in the profession.

Student: If you are studying on a UK undergraduate or postgraduate degree course you can apply for Student membership – the cost is £35 for membership to 30 September 2016. If you are studying on a CIPR-recognised course you may be eligible for free Student membership – if you are eligible your course leader will be in touch with details soon.

Find out how to become a member of CIPR Northern Ireland

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